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Mar 31st, 2016, 19:10 PM   #31
 
Yes I expressed a small amount last night and sat with frozen flannels on my boob today , it flows that fast she chokes and has projectile vomited twice ... I can hear her gulping struggling to keep up with the flow , so I'm taking her off when it starts , winding then placing her back on .. Plenty of wet nappies , several poo's . So she's getting what she needs ( I hope) .. Just need to get through this and hopefully they will regulate , think her hunger and constant feeding have caused me to produce more and now she's settling down I don't need it all . I'm trying not to stress and keep feeding times as relaxed as I can and feeding her in an upright position to aid the choking etc .

It was soooooooo much easier with my first!!!! X

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Mar 31st, 2016, 21:33 PM   #32
 
In the mornings my milk comes really fast and lo fusses and gets more on her face then anywhere else, I find that I catch some on muzzie and try again and I feed with me leaning back so it doesn't come out at such a force and that helps? Sounds like you are having a rough time of it but it will get better! I remember with first because she lost so much Weight and ended up on special care I had to record all her feeds and times and exact amount of time active sucking and I was obsessed with times and how much she fed! This time I'm so much more relaxed and she cluster feeds whenever she is awake but just going with it and I'm so much happier for it. Keep on going ladies! We are all doing fab and so worth it in the end! Xx
 
 

 
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Apr 1st, 2016, 09:42 AM   #33
 
Good morning! Yes I've got a cluster feeder here too. Last time round I also tried to space feeds 2-3 hours apart following "advice" from a book we aren't allowed to mention on this forum didn't work and caused me huge stress. This time I know better and DD2 is on the boob much like Rose said - 16-20 times per day at whichever intervals suit her. I don't have a challenge with fast flow (I'm grateful I got milk at all given my tiny but working assets!).

Hugs Birdo you are having an especially tough time aren't you

How's everyone in the downstairs department? I was happy until yesterday but now I'm suspecting a prolapse I don't know if that's pretty normal for 10 days pp or is it a sign I've definitely got it. Need to get to a GP me thinks
 
 

 
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Apr 1st, 2016, 09:44 AM   #34
 
You ladies are all doing amazingly well! Birdo, it's at your stage I cracked and switched to expressing. Engorged boobs, cracked nipples, bad latch, chocking on my milk. And being up all night then looking after a 2 year old the next day just killed me. Expressing was going well but stopped 2 days ago cos again I was struggling to get time to express while Hubby was at work and I had he kids. I'm not beating myself up like I did with dd1, I fought with bf'ing and expressing for 10 weeks and I was miserable. All I would say is do what makes you happy ladies cos you can't reverse the time back again. I really wish I had enjoyed dd1 more at the time rather than on bf'ing.
 
 

 
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Apr 1st, 2016, 15:09 PM   #35
 
It's such great support in here!! I feel really buzzed that I'm doing something right , baby has gone from 8lb 9 oz to 9lb 5 in 10 days since birth!! That's really made me positive and determined to push on X
 
 
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Apr 1st, 2016, 16:40 PM   #36
 
That's an incredible weight gain Birdo! You got boobs producing pure liquid gold there
 
 

 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 07:59 AM   #37
 
Hey girls wondering if anyone can help?

So lo sleeps 9.30ish- 1, feeds and then 1-3. That I can cope with but after that she is up 4,5 and 6 and when is sleeping she grunts, snorts, wiggles and all sorts! I wear ear plugs cause I'm such a light sleeper I can't even sleep hearing oh breathe! But can still hear every little noise lo makes. She is fast sleep though! I have tried winding her, feeding her but too asleep. If I hold her she is the same and still making noise. Last four nights has ended with me in tears on sofa downstairs and then oh has to bring me her each hour. I feel like a failure cause just want to do it right but am so tired today as just don't sleep past 3am! Anyone got any advice? Other sites people have told others with problem to put baby in own room but I'm not doing that!! Xx
 
 

 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 12:02 PM   #38
 
My little one wakes up every 2 hours , I'm wondering how on earth I'm going to manage with school runs soon . It's terrible if you struggle with lack of sleep , she may be dreaming when she's grunting etc , in REM sleep , you're not a failure at all . I think it will get better as she gets older and takes more milk at the 3 feed? Could you fully wake her at 3 prob sit in another room and make sure she really feeds? Then maybe will sleep a little more settled from 3 onwards .... Hope it gets easier soon Bubbles X
 
 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 12:46 PM   #39
 
I have a noisy sleeping baby too, he literally grunts, groans and moans in his sleep and I can't relax until he's silent! My oh is also a heavy breather/snorer so between the two of them I'm stuck! I hear every single noise Joseph makes but my oh sleeps through most of it unless he really cries. It's very hard and I don't really have a solution! X
 
 

 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 13:56 PM   #40
 
Mine is reasonably noisy if he is in his cot too and then I can't settle. So far we've had very little success getting him to sleep in the cot and sleeps on his front on my chest and the he doesn't move a muscle or make a sound. He seems to really need to know I'm right there all the time. I'm just going with it so I get sleep.

I've had a terrible morning and was sat in tears earlier. OH went out to DIY store and supermarket so I had both children and they were just taking it in turns to scream their heads off and then we're setting each other off. My daughter just wanted a cuddle and all I wanted was to give her a cuddle but baby wouldn't stop feeding so she was getting more upset and that just set me off. Calmed down and got over it now but sometimes this feels soooo hard! I really don't want to switch to formula when I'm not having trouble breastfeeding but I can't help but think how much easier it would be to keep everyone happy if I did. But to be honest we could do without the added cost of formula in our weekly shopping when I can provide milk for free! And of course it's giving me the added benefit of losing weigh quickly which never happened before!

Bubbles don't beat yourself up - sleep deprivation is the worst thing about the newborn stage and it makes us all feel like we are failing when we really aren't! Xx
 
 

 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 16:00 PM   #41
 
Yes Roseim losing weight quickly too! , struggling now with my right Brest only , think it's the latch cos my nipple is ruined , expressed some off it earlier cos it's getting swollen again . But I keep thinking how much easier it would be , but not on the cost or prep x
 
 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 17:54 PM   #42
 
Ah we are all having a tough time at night!

I tend to have him sleep on my front and as soon as he twitches I whisk him off for a feed, it means I'm up a lot but theres less tears and less of a battle to get him to latch on which I think preserves my sanity! The nappies are a struggle though! It seems to be 2 per feed I find that more tiring and there's often tears. Apparently nothing wrong with this many nappies and he's gone from 7.14 to 7.7 and straight back up to 8.4 in 8 days!

Has anyone got any idea of their weight loss? I think I've lost 2 stone 2lb already, just hope weight loss doesn't slow down yet !
 
 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 18:50 PM   #43
 
That's an impressive weight gain for your LO Mel!

I don't know how much mine weighs now - will find on Tuesday, she will be 14 days then. Better have gained a lot for all the trouble I'm going to

We are bed sharing and that keeps me sane after a crazy start with no sleep at all when I was trying to fetch her from the side cot whenever she squealed. I know it's not for everyone and I wasn't doing it with DD1 thinking it a terrible idea. As it stands with us now - it's really working (hubby relegated to our spare room). The other thing I swear by is white noise - I have an iPhone app left over from DD1 and it's brill for getting DD2 to sleep, too. We just managed a great post lunch nap for the first time (a good 2 hours).

I lost a stone so far - I'm very lucky in that I didnt gain all that much extra weight so I have just over half a stone to go until I'm back at my normal weight.
 
 

 
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Apr 2nd, 2016, 22:42 PM   #44
 
2 stone for me, after giving birth I'd lost 17lbs then in the two weeks since I've lost another 11lbs! Quickest ive ever lost any weight! I only put on a total of 2 stone 10lbs so only 10lbs to go before back at starting point. But at that point I need to work on the two stone overweight I was from having my daughter x
 
 

 
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Apr 3rd, 2016, 03:48 AM   #45
 
Looks like we are all struggling with sleep now, we seem to be passing on each other's problems lol. I'm currently lying listening to Ruby snoring away and Hubby heavy breathing. I'm tempted to go downstairs! I've lost the stone and a half I put on but I did that with dd1 then gradually put a bit of weight on after stopping feeding and carrying on eating biscuits lol.

We've had a nightmare here too last few days. Got a burst pipe in our integrated fridge freezer which was leaking out harmful gas and we had all slept in it!!! Hubby was on way out to work when Electrolux guy was here so had to call on my neighbour to help us get it out the house. The girls are fine thank god but what a worry, and now no fridge freezer til insurance pays out thank god I'm not expressing anymore or couldn't store it!!
 
 

 
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